The program for Women's Studies in Religion affirms the Graduate Theological Union's long-standing commitment to women's studies in theology and religion. It builds upon the network of academic and community centers, as well as initiatives established by GTU member schools and affiliates, for the study and support of women in religion. The program recognizes the innovative work contributed by women faculty in theological and religious disciplines.
Introducing the New Chair of the Women's Studies in Religion program
Welcome Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala
WSR is delighted welcome Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala, incoming chair of the WSR program at the GTU. Dr. Dhala is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Madrasa-Midrasha program. Her work explores the voices of premodern Muslim female theologians and scholar-activists and their impact on the lived experiences of contemporary Muslim women. She represents and advances GTU’s commitment to interreligious study and support of women in religion as member of the organizing committee of the Women’s Caucus at the American Academy of Religion/ Society for Biblical Languages. Her publications draw on the WSR seminar to highlight embodied and transformational feminist pedagogies.